Whether you’re training to be a hair stylist, or if you simply want to be able to create red carpet worthy looks at home, you’re going to need to kit yourself out with the basic essentials. In recent years, the price of professional styling tools has decreased dramatically, to the point where it is now possible to create your own starter kit, even on a modest budget.
At HSI Professional, we not only take pride in the quality of our products, but in their affordability and accessibility. If you’ve been thinking about getting your own starter styling kit, then this is the list that you need.
Ionic Ceramic Flat Iron for Dead Straights and Luscious Curls
The hair that you’re born with doesn’t necessarily have to be the hair that you live with every day. With modern styling products and tools like ceramic flat irons, you can style your hair in virtually any way that you want. Flat irons can allow you to rework your bangs, straighten all of your hair, or you could even style your hair into a wave or loose curls by using a pair of flat irons. A high quality professional straightener should be one of the first things on your list when you are collecting your starter kit, if not the very first item.
You’ll enjoy the versatility, and with options from HSI Professional, you’ll get years of usage from a reliable hair tool. When you’re choosing your irons, make sure that you go for the right size with all of the features that you need. One of the best starting points would be a 1” model, which will provide versatility for most styles and hair types. Digital irons will allow you better control over temperature, and there are also options with auto-shutoff for your safety. If you plan to travel a lot or if you want to work with short hair, then you could even go for a smaller half inch ceramic flat iron set.
Hair Dryer for Use Before Your Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Irons
One thing that you will learn early on, is that you should never use irons on wet or damp hair. Towel drying doesn’t remove all of the moisture from your locks, and you may need to wait an hour or more after showering, before styling your hair. Unless you want to wake up hours before the start of your day, then this is probably not going to be something that you’re comfortable with.
Thankfully, you can use a hair dryer to prep before styling with ceramic flat irons. Even our most affordable dryer is feature packed, offering different airflow nozzles for different lengths and styling options, as well as an ionic ceramic motor that allows for excellent temperature control and consistency.
You can dry with hot or cool air, and our dryers are designed to seal in moisture while removing excess water from the surface. This means that you’ll be left with silky smooth and perfectly dry hair, ready for you to begin styling with your irons. Don’t forget that a hair dryer can also be used without irons to create unique styles, such as a great blow wave or enhanced curls.
Curling Wands for Flawless Curls
While it is possible to get great curls with solid ceramic flat irons, you’ll be able to work faster and achieve tighter curls when you use a curling wand. A ceramic heating wand will allow you to achieve curls that will stay all day, although you may have to use some hair spray in a wet or humid climate. Consider this one an option, but it’s not absolutely necessary for your starter kit. If you do decide that you want irons as well as a curling wand, then you could always purchase a combo set.
If you’re going to be ironing or curling on most days, then you should invest in a hair straightening glove. A heat resistant glove will allow you to get closer to your hair tools, without the risk of burns.
Professional hairdressers and stylists use thermal gloves on the job, so it only makes sense that you would have one for your own home. In addition, make sure that you have a good set of combs and brushes that suit your hair type and the styles you want to achieve. It’s also important to remember that great hair starts with great hair care, so don’t forget heat protectant before styling, and use high quality shampoos, conditioners, and treatments, such as the HSI range of Argan oil products.
When you choose the right tools like blow dryers and ceramic flat irons, you’ll be on your way to creating salon quality looks in your own home. Browse the range of HSI Professional products, and start to build your own stylist starter kit.